Turmeric, Turkey, Veggies and Rice

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 30 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 5


  • 320


  • 12g


  • 30g


  • 20g




  • 1 Can (15oz) Lite Coconut Milk
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, peeled and finely minced
  • 2 Large Carrots, washed, peeled and sliced on an angle
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Paprika (omit if sensitive to night shades)
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1½ Cups Jasmine Rice (5 minute rice)
  • 1⅔ Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Medium Zucchini, washed and chopped
  • ⅓ Cup Fresh Basil, washed and chopped
  • GGluten:

    Replace soy sauce with coconut aminos.

  • SSoy:

    Replace soy sauce with coconut aminos.


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water

  • 2.

    Cook Turkey Using large skillet, brown ground turkey in ⅓ cup of coconut milk. Drain remaining liquid once cooked.

  • 3.

    Add Seasoning Add ginger, turmeric, paprika and cinnamon to turkey and mix well.

  • 4.

    Mix Ingredients Add carrots, the remainder of the coconut milk, chicken broth and soy sauce.

  • 5.

    Add Rice Stir in Jasmine rice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes.

  • 6.

    Add Zucchini Add zucchini and cook another 8 minutes covered. When finished most of liquid will be absorbed and vegetables will be soft.

  • 7.

    Remove from Heat Remove from heat and stir in basil. Top with additional basil as a garnish.

  • 8.

    Clean Up Wash hands with soap and water

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Nourishment Notes


Turmeric contains high amounts of antioxidants and has been shown to help fight inflammation. It may also help contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system.

Ground Turkey

Lean turkey can be an excellent source of protein. Protein needs may become elevated when experiencing a flare in RA symptoms.

RA Cooking Tips

  • Ginger

    Purchase pre-minced ginger. This can be found in the produce section.

  • Carrots

    Purchase pre-sliced carrots, often called carrot chips.

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